Monday, May 07, 2018
Tuesday, May 8th
Final RMS PTSA Meeting
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Commons, RMS
RMS PTSA Election & Volunteer Tea on Tuesday
Please join us on Tuesday, May 8th for the final RMS PTSA General Meeting of the year. Participate in the election of the 2018-2019 Board and 2017-2018 Volunteer Appreciation event. The event will run from 7:00 to 8:30pm and all are welcome, including children.
There is still time to help with Staff Appreciation Week! 
Our kids couldn't learn what they learn and have the experiences they have without our amazing RMS Staff. This week we will spoil, celebrate and thank our teachers and staff for all they have done for our kids and families.  Please sign up to volunteer, make or bring food and/or sponsor coffee for your favorite staff member.  Click here for more information and to sign-up .

Support RMS Staff & Students with #2 Pencil Donations  
As we head towards the end of the year teachers are finding that their supply of #2 pencils is running low. If you're able to, please donate regular #2 pencils to Redmond Middle School.  There is a collection box in the office. Bonus points if the pencils are pre-sharpened!

End of Year Celebration for Math Teams
Another great year for the RMS Math teams! The teams celebrated the end of competitive math season on Apr 27th, 2018 in the Commons. Coaches and students had a small celebration, appreciating the hard work of the high school coaches, and participating in a little fun non-competitive "Beat the Coaches" buzzer challenge. Congratulations to our Mathletes for their performance throughout the year and bringing laurels to the school. Go Grizzlies!

Congratulations to RMS Math is Cool Masters teams
On April 21st, 2018 RMS Math teams participated in the Math is Cool Masters competition held at Moses Lake High School. The participation to the competition is by invitations only. Our kids performed very well.
Our 6th grade and 7th grade team won the fourth place in Division i for grade 6 and grade 7 respectively. Joseph Kaim won 9th place in Division Algebra which is an individual test. Congratulations to our amazing students!
Grade 6 Team: Michael Sheng, Annabella Li, Di Mao, Harry Kaiser

Grade 7 Team: Sidharth Ganesh, Evan Kim, Aaron Gao, Joseph Kaim

Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative  with Jasen Frelot

Thursday, May 17th, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Redmond Community Center

We are excited to welcome a new speaker to our LWPTSA Council/LWSD Parent Ed program this year on the topic of kids and race! Jasen Frelot will address how parents and educators can empower their children to be successful participants in an increasingly racialized world. 
Learn from Jasen how the stories we unintentionally tell our children can have the greatest impact on their racial identity development and steps to empower families to address racial injustice in a loving, sustainable, humble way. Learn how to seize the teachable moments that arise when we least expect them! 
Jasen Frelot is a father, early childhood educator, social justice advocate, and co-founder of Kids and Race Seattle, which has been featured in ParentMap magazine and on NPR. We hope you will attend this timely and insightful presentation!
Questions? Contact  Rachel Dahl,  Parent Ed. Chair, or Co-VPs of FACE, Swarnima Aswinkumar & Irene Neumann.

Bear Tracks

Bear Tracks Weekly is RMS PTSA's electronic newsletter, sent each Monday to RMS families and staff via e-mail. You DO NOT need to be a PTSA member to subscribe to Bear Tracks, it is FREE to all families and staff in the Redmond Middle School community.

Submissions from the school and community should be sent to by 5pm on Thursday for publication the following Monday.  Bear Tracks weekly newsletter is edited by Sara Buckley.

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